Resources

The Five-Minute FAFSA Video – Watch me!

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Obtain a U.S. Department of Education PIN

  • A Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN) is used to sign the FAFSA on the Web
  • Each student and parent need to obtain a PIN
  • If a parent has two children in college for example, each student needs his/her own unique PIN to sign the FAFSA on the Web. The parent uses his/her PIN to sign both children’s forms
  • The PIN is used each year a student is in college to sign the FAFSA on the Web
  • The PIN is also used to sign Master Promissory Notes for student loans
  • Don’t lose it

FAFSA on the Web

  • Attend College Goal Sunday to receive free help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • FAFSA on the Web is faster than applying for aid by paper application
  • FAFSA on the Web uses skip logic based on your particular information, so you will need to answer fewer questions than on the paper application
  • FAFSA on the Web checks your answers before you submit your application, so there is less chance your application will be rejected because of missing or conflicting information
  • You can save application information so that it can be completed and transmitted at a later time.

Scholarship Guide – A list of scholarships and additional resources.

Other Resources

American Education Services – Financial Aid 101

www.ctmentor.org – An online resource to help students and their families select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance higher education.

www.aboutchet.com – Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) College Savings Program.

The Education & Employment Information Center (EEIC) is a statewide referral service of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education. It is a central source of free information for anyone who has questions about college, careers and job training:
www.ctohe.org/edinfo
www.ctohe.org/SFA

www.finaid.org – Offers an overall look at financial aid, where to look for it and how to get it.

www.commnet.edu – For information on Connecticut Community Colleges and other kinds of financial aid.

www.chesla.org – CHESLA was created by the state of Connecticut in 1982 to help students and families afford the costs of a college education by reducing the financial burdens of borrowing. CHESLA serves as an alternative source of loan funds for students who do not qualify for need-based loans, who need to borrow more than the maximum amounts provided by other loan programs, or who seek the type of loan options and high quality service provided by alternative state loan programs.

www.conntacinc.org – The mission of the EOC is to facilitate the entry and/or re-entry of eligible Connecticut residents into postsecondary educational programs.

www.hfpg.org – Hartford Foundation produces an online directory each year to let you know about the many college scholarships that are available primarily for Greater Hartford area students.

www.scholarshare.com – Provides valuable information about college savings opportunities.

www.studentaid.ed.gov – Provides information from the U.S. Department of Education.

www.fastweb.com – Provides free scholarship and college searches.

www.knowhow2go.org – Provides information for middle and high schools students and parents about college and how to get there. It also includes financial aid information.

www.going2college.org – To learn about the college and financial aid resources available in each state.

www.latinocollegedollars.org – Provides a scholarship directory for latino students.

http://www.firstinthefamily.org – First in the Family’s website provides practical advice and lessons learned by high school seniors and college students who have made it to college. Some of these student “experts” are the first in their family to attend college.

www.hostmerchantservices.com – Young people and debt.

CollegeUp – Resource for all things financial aid, FAFSA and paying for college

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The College Goal SundaySM program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for Education.